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FAIRsFAIR Characterisation of Competence Centres

Herterich, Patricia; Davidson, Joy; Grootveld, Marjan; Whyte, Angus; Molloy, Laura; Matthews, Brian; Kayumbi Kabeya, Gabin

As part of the EOSC project family the FAIRsFAIR - Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe - project aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. WP6 "FAIR Competence Centre" will  establish a Competence Centre that will serve as a nexus between the FAIRsFAIR project and the communities, encouraging a 2-way communication to represent the community to solution providers. It will then have the opportunity to identify synergies across communities and promote harmonisation and coordination of efforts across communities, building on the progress of others.

To get an overview of the current landscape of competence centres, we characterised 36 of them using broad concepts and categories for stakeholders and services to identify major characteristics and gaps.  Types, partners, subject, target users, services, and resources have been characterised using controlled vocabulary; strength and gaps are free text fields where notes could be provided if aspects stood out for certain initiatives.

A work in progress version of the spreadsheet is available at where additional competence centres can be syggested.

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